Thursday, March 27, 2008

Countries of the Heart for Stoney & Sparrow

Countries of the Heart for Stoney & Sparrow, edited by Matthew Nickel, was published in July 2007 by Mother-River-Flows-Two-Ways Press, a division of Des Hymnagistes Press. The book is a collection of poems in dedication to H. R. and Sparrow Stoneback, and several of the poets included in this volume presented the book and their poems to the Stonebacks on Bastille Day 2007. Poets included are Donald Junkins, Edward J. Renehan Jr., Catherine Aldington, Alex Andriesse, Goretti Vianney-Benca, Brad McDuffie, Edward Butler, Robert Lewis, Damian Carpenter, Jenica Lyons, Eric Forbeaux, Bob Waugh, Dan Kempton, Richard Davison, James Stamant, Allen Josephs, Steve Florczyk, Gregg Neikirk, Matthew Nickel, and William Boyle. If you have not gotten a copy of the book or you would like another copy, please send me an email at Price for 1 book is $12 or 2 books for $20 (prices include shipping).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What Thou Lovest Well Remains

Des Hymnagistes Press published a volume of poetry for Ezra Pound and Pound's daughter Mary de Rachewiltz in 2007: What Thou Lovest Well Remains: Poems c/o Brunnenburg Castle, edited by H. R. Stoneback. Poets included in this volume are: Catherine Aldington, Richard Aldington, Lynn Behrendt, William Boyle, Michael Copp, James Finn Cotter, John R. O. Gery, Donald R. Johnson, Donald Junkins, Daniel Kempton, Ian McNiven, Brad McDuffie, Matthew Nickel, Biljana Obradovic, Alex Andriesse Shakespeare, John Patrick Travis, and Emily Mitchell Wallace. There are still copies available for sale at $12 (includes shipping). If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please send an email to

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Welcome to Des Hymnagistes Press. We are a group of poets and we publish books. We will be posting publication information and important notifications on this site. There have been several books published under the Des Hymnagistes name (and other sub-divisions of the company, i.e., Mother-River-Flows-Two-Ways Press), and information will be posted in time regarding how to buy copies of previously available books.

Our newest book is a festschrift edited by Matthew Nickel: Illumination & Praise: Poems for Elizabeth Madox Roberts and Kentucky. We are hoping to have the book available for sale at Kentucky Writers Day this April 20, 2008 at Penn's Store near Gravel Switch, KY. Several contributing poets will be there to read poems. We hope to see you there.